Matt Simonson got his undergraduate degree in math and international studies, but wasn’t sure they could be used together. That was until he found Northeastern’s first-in-the-nation doctoral program in network science—and now he’s using math to understand human relationships and tackle global challenges.
Josh Levin, a rising senior and accomplished rock climber, says the NBC show’s challenging obstacle course is harder than it looks. He competed at the Los Angeles qualifier—which will be featured tonight on the Season 8 premiere.
Commencement speaker Tracey McCain, senior vice president and head of legal at Sanofi Genzyme, challenged graduates to make a difference in the world, and other speakers on Friday delivered similarly inspiring messages of celebrating our differences, being curious about new disciplines, and devising creative approaches to delivering justice.
Culpepper, who is graduating from the School of Law this year, says working on co-op and serving as president of the university’s chapter of the Black Law Students Association shaped his skill set and career outlook. He will take the bar this summer and plans to pursue a career in health law.
Northeastern on Monday hosted a conference where university leaders, faculty, and staff engaged with representatives from more than 50 employers to discuss and share ideas on a range of areas related to Northeastern’s academic planning process.
In January, Kelsey Burhans will begin her nine-month Fulbright fellowship in Bolivia and then continue onto Peru, where she will work closely with rural communities as well as microfinance organizations, banks, and mobile money operators to understand the common variables that support and inhibit progress toward expanding marginalized communities’ access to financial services.
Henderson, a scholar of synthetic and structural inorganic chemistry, is a professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame. He will join Northeastern on July 1, 2016.
Female chief justices “have made a tremendous difference in their courts and the justice systems of our country,” says Dana Fabe, a Northeastern law school alumna who has served three terms on the Alaska Supreme Court. She explained why in her keynote address Friday at the eighth annual Women in the Law conference.
Biotech entrepreneurship took center stage at Northeastern on Friday, when four teams of graduate students pitched their startups to a panel of judges at a competition that wrapped up an eight-week boot camp. The winning pitches included a coating for medical implantable devices that would repel bacteria, and 3-D magnetic printing that would create customized, composite prosthetics.
Carla Brodley started college as an economics major. She finished with a double major in math and computer science, the result of a programming course she took during her sophomore year. Brodley, the dean of the College of Computer and Information Science, is being recognized Tuesday with a national mentoring award for her leading efforts to increase opportunities for students—particularly women and underrepresented groups.
Blurb: Through Northeastern’s Doctor of Law and Policy program, Hunter Hustus brought a critical real-world challenge from his workplace to his studies. That challenge involved nuclear deterrence decision-making, and his workplace is the Pentagon. At a hooding ceremony last week, Hustus received the Dean’s Medal for Outstanding Doctoral Work, the highest award presented by the College of Professional Studies to doctoral candidates.
Northeastern conferred degrees upon more than 1,000 students Friday morning at the College of Professional Studies graduation at Matthews Arena. Speakers celebrated the graduates’ achievements, and urged them to be lifelong learners and embrace opportunities to serve.